Emily and Jeremiah’s engagement session was at Shaker Village in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. They had a beautiful evening with gorgeous glowing light in the Kentucky countryside. We had so much fun walking around with them and hearing all about their love story.
Emily and Jeremiah first met through their love of music. Even though they had seen each other at several honor bands throughout middle and high school, they first met the summer before their senior year of high school at Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA), a 3-week summer program in Kentucky for instruction in various art forms. Emily plays the clarinet, and Jeremiah plays the saxophone. They quickly became a part of the same friend group and started spending all of their free time together. When Emily and Jeremiah had a 2-hour bus ride to and from the University of Louisville Speed Art Museum, they talked the entire time (even when everyone had fallen asleep), and they discovered how much they had in common. By the end of the program, Emily and Jeremiah set up their first date.
Emily is from Lexington, and Jeremiah is from Louisville, so there was about an hour of distance between the two of them. Their first date was in Louisville because Jeremiah didn’t have a car. They saw a movie and walked around several nearby shops. Then, Emily drove Jeremiah back to his house, and he gave her some jazz CDs for her to listen to on her drive home as a clever way to ensure her return.
After 3.5 years of dating, Emily and Jeremiah had talked about getting engaged. Still, Emily thought the proposal would be happening later on, so she didn’t expect a thing when they had tickets to see Michael Buble in Cincinnati. Jeremiah didn’t propose that evening, but the next day, they went to the Zoo (where they went on their second date) and then walked around Eden Park, which has a beautiful overlook of the city. They stopped to admire the view, and when Emily turned around, Jeremiah was down on one knee! Afterward, they went out to eat and celebrate with their family. The ring belonged to Emily’s grandmother. Jeremiah got it from Emily’s mom. Since they both play woodwind instruments and have minors in music, Emily and Jeremiah enjoy playing in small ensembles and duets together. They are thinking about having a piece commissioned to have played at their wedding. Emily and Jeremiah also enjoy early morning hikes and walks. Since Jeremiah will be going into marketing for the video game industry, he also got Emily interested in games, and they enjoy playing together. Emily and Jeremiah are so excited to see their family together at the wedding, and the wedding will actually take place on her grandmother’s birthday. We are so happy for Emily and Jeremiah and can’t wait to celebrate their wedding day with them next year. Stay tuned for their wedding day love story!